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This morning.

The plinth, Leinster House, Dublin 2.

Sinn Féin spokesperson on Communications, Climate Action and the Environment, David Cullinane TD launches a discussion document looking at the “possibilities and practicalities of bringing domestic waste collection back into the control of local authorities”.


Leah Farrell/RollingNews

“How have we all ended up working for free for waste collection firms?” asks John McManus, as he takes on the task as an “unpaid rubbish sorter” in an effort to avoid being fined.

Perhaps there is an opportunity for a wheelie-bin gig economy start-up to step in and help your columnist and others sort out this mess, but the solution is simpler: avoid creating and buying so much disposable rubbish in the first place.

Until that happens, there will be a far higher toll to be paid by all of us in the long run. – Yours, etc,

Judith Goldberger,
Dublin 4.

Sorting rubbish (The Irish Times letters page)